Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/7/12
The Los Angeles Dodgers have reshaped their roster in the last two weeks, adding five new players via trade. Monday, they cut their second veteran outfielder in five days as Tony Gwynn Jr. was designated for assignment. Gwynn, like Bobby Abreu before him, fell victim to a lack of playing time with the acquisition of Shane Victorino. Gwynn was used often as a defensive replacement late in games and led the Dodgers with 103 games played this season. But with Victorino, Matt Kemp, and Andre Ethier playing nearly every inning of every game, there simply wasn't enough playing time for Gwynn to keep him on the roster. "Tony's been a special guy. He was a guy who worked and did everything we asked. He was a big part of the attitude and the way guys have worked this year and last," said manager Don Mattingly. "It wasn't a good day." The move to cut Gwynn was the latest in a series of baseball moves made by the new ownership group, relatively unconcerned with financial constraints. Gwy...
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